When You Become

Alex (@hollowinfinity) 9 years, 8 months ago

Who is the smartest person you know?
When I was younger, I would say my father. But recently, as I was sitting on my balcony, I thought about this. I couldn’t pin-point a person anymore. I came to the conclusion this might be myself.
I mean, I know no other could know what I do, and as hard as I try, I can’t let people know exactly what I think, but neither can they. I can obviously see myself excel more than others in certain topics, but lack in others.
When it boils down to it though, I am the smartest person I know.
When you reach this conclusion, is this really when you start to understand?
What are the implication of thinking you are the smartest individual that you know?

May 10, 2012 at 11:05 pm
Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

By simply controlling your thoughts and actions? What does smart mean? Being perfect all the time? :) In the end it doesn’t even matter how smart you were, unless you take too much pride for your outcomes, or someone else benefits from you. :)

Skye (1,627) (@skye) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

“Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it’ll spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

Anonymous (0) (@) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

Our essence is so much smarter than we are, it drives us crazy. Partially because we must give up so much to even be aware of, much less coherently express, our inner essence. It involves coming to terms with the ego as a tool with which to experience the very unity the ego denies. This denial can take form through a large variety of perspectives and circumstances, all of which are derived from an illusory need for something or another. These needs deny our unity and, at the same time, provide each of us with opportunities to realize, remember, create, and experience the unity of Who We Are; the essence of which extends far beyond the boundaries of the flesh and needs no thing, place, or person except YOU.

Anyway, to answer your question yes, you are smarter than everyone, but also, everyone is smarter than you… to them. My 2¢

Dick (364) (@dick) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

What is smart? Some people have excellent memories and can recall people, names, dates, equations,…They seem really smart.
Some people are really insightful and can read a situation with regular clarity. They seem really smart.
Some people seem to know something about everything from carpentry to apiculture to rocket science. They seem really smart.
I’ve known students who got straight A’s and every bursary available but couldn’t change a flat tyre.
If I were to try and define smart, I would say it’s a broad appreciation of all things with the ability to make connections, to see through deceptions, to be a master of their own mind…but that’s just because that’s how I like to picture myself ;)

Bryan Hellard (307)M (@xyver) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

Time to go meet someone smarter.

Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 9 years, 8 months ago ago

Some parts of me are smart, some are idiotic. And they always struggle for control.

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